Cheap Flights to Kochi, India

Kochi – Intriguing Mix of Chine and India

Kochi, also popularly known as Cochin, is one of the main port cities in India and is situated in the Southern West region of India with close proximity to Arabian Sea and Laccadive Sea. The city is in the district of Ernakulam because of which it is sometimes also called by the same name. The corporation population of the city is around 612,343 and urban population of the city is recorded around 2.1 million which combined stays in the region of Greater Cochin and is thus termed as Tier 2 city by the Indian Government. Tourists can directly land into this city at the airport named – Cochin Internal Airport caters for both International and Domestic flights. Irrespective of their residence passengers can book flight tickets to Kochi with direct landing rather than interconnecting one.

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As per the survey done in the year of 2011, Kochi boasted of population ranging near 601,574 and was also considered to have the highest density of population in Kerala with about 6340 individuals every square km. At the same time, metropolitan area of Kochi had population of about 2,117,990. As opposed to national statistics of female – male ration where for every 1000 males there were 933 females, Kochi has 1028 females for every 1000 males that is higher than the national average. The literacy rate of Kochi is also astonishingly high at 97.5 % wherein the female literacy rate is just 1.1% below to that of males, which is probably lowest in the country.

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Peak & Off Season

Considering the classification of Koppen Climate categories, Kochi weather portrays characteristics of Tropical Monsoon weather. The city’s nearness to the equator along with it being a coastal one, the weather tends to vary a little while having humidity ranging from moderate to high levels. The temperature ranges from 23 and 31 °C annually with maximum temperature recorded being 36.5 °C and minimum being 16.3 °C. The weather around the months from June to September become a little harrowing as the city receives heavy rains of southern west monsoon due to it being located on the Western Ghats of India and the city receives rain in the months from October to December of Northeastern monsoon due its proximity with leeward side.

Cochin International Airport

The airport situated within the State of Kerala in Kochi city is an international airport by the name of Cochin International Airport. The airport boasts of the fact it is the world’s first total solar depended airport with its exact location being in Nedumbassery in the North East direction about 300 km and is also considered to be the busiest and most travelled airport of Kerala. In fact in the year 2014-15 the airport came at fourth position in terms of busiest airport for International passengers in India, with Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai occupying the first three places respectively and 7th for domestic passengers. The airport is major hub for Air India Express with it being the main airport for airlines – Air Asia India, IndiGo, Jet Airways and Air India. The airport caters for its passengers through its many facilities some of which are:

  • Access to free Wi-Fi option lets passengers to connect with outer world once they de-board the flight.
  • For young parents with babies and toddlers Child Care Room is available which can be used to feed and change clothes of the child.
  • Conference halls are available throughout the airport to rent in case passengers wish to host meetings or get together.
  • The airport offers banking facilities and money exchange services which helps in emergency cash situation.

Airlines Landing in Cochin International Airport

Cochin International Airport caters for both International and Domestic airlines. The airport connects the city with famous airports of almost all the countries in the world, which results in direct drop off of passengers in the airport without needing any interconnecting flights. Domestic connectivity with other main and metropolitan cities is also quite smooth which ensure inter-networking within these cities is at top position. Airlines landing and taking off from this airport is listed below along with their destinations:

Air Arabia – Sharjah – International Airlines

Air India – Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai – Domestic Airlines

Air India – Dubai–International, Jeddah, Mumbai, Riyadh, Trivandrum – International Airlines

Air India Express – Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dammam, Dubai–International, Kozhikode, Muscat, Salalah, Sharjah, Trivandrum – International Airlines

Air India Regional – Agatti, Bangalore – Domestic Airlines

AirAsia – Kuala Lumpur–International            Airlines

AirAsia India – Bangalore, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam – Domestic Airlines

Emirates – Dubai–International – International Airlines

Etihad Airways – Abu Dhabi – International Airlines

Flydubai – Dubai–International – International Airlines

GoAir – Delhi, Mumbai – Domestic Airlines

Gulf Air – Bahrain – International Airlines

IndiGo – Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Trivandrum – Domestic Airlines

IndiGo – Dubai–International, Muscat – International Airlines

Jet Airways – Delhi, Mumbai – Domestic Airlines

Jet Airways – Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Dubai–International, Muscat, Sharjah – International Airlines

Kuwait Airways – Kuwait – International Airlines

Malindo Air – Kuala Lumpur–International Airlines

Oman Air – Muscat – International Airlines

Qatar Airways – Doha – International Airlines

Saudia – Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh – International Airlines

SilkAir – Singapore            – International Airlines

SpiceJet – Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Port Blair – Domestic Airlines

SpiceJet – Dubai–International, Malé – International Airlines

SriLankan Airlines – Colombo – International Airlines

Thai AirAsia – Bangkok–Don Mueang – International Airlines

Tigerair – Singapore – International Airlines

TruJet – Hyderabad – Domestic Airlines

Vistara – Delhi, Mumbai – Domestic Airlines

Fine Dining Options in Kochi, India

 

Kochi city of Kerala state is known for being foodie’s paradise in down South India. Apart from Indian cuisine being in the lime light, the city also offers fantastic seafood delicacies. Indian is not the only cuisine that shines in Kochi, with many restaurants offering diverse range of cuisine as part of their menu. Some of these places have also been nominated to bring out the best version of different cuisines with an Indian twist. This has earned some of the restaurants nomination in top choices by both locals and tourists. Some of these restaurants are mentioned below:

  • Cafe

    • Kashi Art Care
    • Kashi Art Cafe is located in Fort Cochin giving off the vibes that is a perfect combination of Zen and relaxation with wooden tables scattered about the place complimenting the casual ambience of the cafe. Having a strong cup of coffee in its semi courtyard setting is just perfect way to spend an afternoon or any other time with family and friends. The menu of superbly devised up western breakfast with special dishes being extra special, the food here is just mouthwatering. The place also caters for an art gallery that showcases the raw talent of the locals.
      • Prices: For Breakfast & Snacks – Rs. 90 to 200
      • Timings – 8:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Seafood

    • Fort House

    • Being so close to coastal side of South India, sea food is one of the most frequent delicacies in this city. Forth house restaurant is no different except that it offers the best seafood dishes in Kochi. With its ever perfect view due to its location near the waterside, this restaurant offers best lunch and dinner mains possible. The fish dishes are quite yummy and just perfect while eating out in the garden area laden with tables all around.
      • Price: Main Course from Rs.190 to 650
      • Timings: 7:30 am to 10:30 pm
  • Italian

    • Upstairs Italian
    • If you are looking for a place to taste authentic Italian, then Upstairs Italian is the place to be. Dishes of pasta, pizza and antipasto made with imported goodies like proscuitto, Parmesan cheese, olive oil and gorgonzola with the relaxing ambience enhanced by this cozy quaint place is perfect setting for lunch or a romantic dinner.
      • Price: Main for Rs 250 to 600
      • Timings: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Spell Binding Experiences in Kochi, India

Kochi is one of the most visited places in South India and is pride and shine of Kerala. Although the weather towards the end of the year is not very dry due to first South West monsoon and North East Monsoon, the greenery and close touch with Mother Nature in this place is just awe-inspiring. Apart from the incredible nature views, the city also boasts of historical buildings, and monuments with galleries to spend some time relaxing and enjoying the normal pace of locals of Kochi. Some of the must visit sights and tours to take up while in Kochi are:

  • Tour

    • Best of Southern India
    • Delicate and inspiring thing about India is that every region of this country offers different attractions and sights than other parts of the country. Same is the case with Southern India wherein you will not get an opportunity to lower your camera as you go from witnessing the relaxing backwaters of Kerala to spicy plantations and intricately designed temples of the Southern region. The tour is for 14 days during which you will go high from looking for tigers in their natural habitat and slow in the relaxing evenings of the southern delightful places. The excursion is guided by an expert who will take your journey to next level with his knowledge regarding the places and expert maneuvering of local transport so that you get the feel of locals as you hop from city to city. The tour will start from green lush city of Kochi and end in the ever famous backwaters of Kerala.
      • Duration – 14 days
      • Price Starting from $1274
      • Itinerary
        • Day 1 Kochi
        • Day 2 Kochi
        • Day 3 Kochi/Kalpetta
        • Day 4 Kalpetta
        • Day 5 Kalpetta/Mudumalai
        • Day 6 Mudumalai/Mysore
        • Day 7 Mysore/Māmallapuram
        • Day 8 Māmallapuram
        • Day 9 Māmallapuram/Pondicherry
        • Day 10 Pondicherry /Madurai
        • Day 11 Madurai
        • Day 12 Madurai/Periyār Sanctuary (1D)
        • Day 13 Periyār Sanctuary/Kerala Backwaters (1L, 1D)
        • Day 14 Kerala Backwaters/Kochi (1B)
  • Museum

    • Mattancherry Palace

    • This palace, now converted into museum, was a gift to the King of Kochi, named Veera Kerala Varma, who lived and ruled from the year of 1537 to 1561. The gift was given by the Portuguese as gesture of Goodwill towards the king. The palace was later remodeled in the year of 1663 by the Dutch which led to the name The Dutch Palace. The palace attracts hordes of tourist from all over India and across the world for its incredibly preserved murals depicting Hindu legends from great Mahabharata, Ramayana and other Puranic folklores in full disclosure.
      • Timings: From Saturday to Thursday – 9 am to 5 pm
      • Price: For Adults – Rs. 5 and For Child – Free

Essential Information

Utilities Status
Airport
Free Wi-Fi Yes
Wheel Chair Availability Yes
Currency Exchange Yes
Fine Dining Yes
Baggage Locker Yes
City Guide Yes
Prepaid Booth (TAXI) Yes
Terminal Interchanging Facility No
Domestic Flights Connectivity Yes
Extras
Privilege Lounge Yes
One Day Shelter Yes
Local Transport Yes
Apartments Rent Starting from Rs.9,166 / month
Beer Rs. 84.44/ 0.5l (INR)
Mineral Water Rs. 26.11 / 1.5l (INR)
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